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to us that the sierra club and the bay chapter and, i think that we are on our way, finally getting towards, where we need to be in terms of addressing the climate change and the potential that this world is facing. and i understand that you are not going to vote to on the issue itself. so sorry you are not doing that but i urge you to get to it as soon as possible. i know that you want to. and every delay and you know this is moving quickly, climate change is surprising all of the scientists as far as i can tell and how rapidly the changes are happening around the world and we are seeing it this year and auful large number of weather, extreme worthy vents weather, events that we are not used to seeing.
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i just, my grand daughter broke her wrist and there are generations down the road that are going to be in serious trouble not from broken wrists but from a world that will not have sufficient food because agriculture will be threatened and something that we can anticipate and unless we have a wall like new orleans that is 20 feet high and we are not going to see a bay and we are going to see a wall, things are changing and we have got to address it, and i hope that you... and i am sure that you will adopt the 11.5, it will be really disappointing if you don't and hope that you get to approve the whole program so we can get going and do our bit. >> i hope that your grand daughter gets better >> any more comments? >> commissioner moran? >> on the motion to amend, i don't have any comments. >> okay. >> i am sorry. >> all right. >> all signify by saying aye?
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>> aye. >> opposed? >> no opposition, vote to reduce the amount from 11.9 to 11.5. >> all right. >> you had a comment? >> well, i have a motion and that is that given the discussion that we had this morning, that we continue this item to return to this commission, no later than august 13th, if we can get it back around the 23rd that will be great but the motion will be no later than august 23. >> and to extend to the general manager and staff to sit down with the labor representatives? >> yes. >> thank you. >> second? >> all right. >> any public comment? >> yes, so, i just want to make a quick comment to fill in, first of all the thing that i was saying about the energy efficiency and the other thing that the staff said in its memo and it was back to the labor is
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that you did not expect that energy efficiency was provided enough of its own revenue source that it can be done without leveraging the existing programs, and that is another thing that i think that we strongly disagree with. people don't realize that energy efficiency can be its own revenue stream just like solar and wind and it is important for people to learn this aspect and it is really crucial that when you, if the program builds energy efficiency in homes and businesses, and pays the up front cost, then that business and that home has energy efficiency in the home, and it is saving money on their bill right away. so let's say that a customer saves $30. well, the thing is that you have put it on there for them, and what you are going to ask them to do is to pay back the cost. so what you do is you save them $30, but you charge them like
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$25 or 27.50, so they are still getting at least a little savings, they are still getting a better deal but you are putting resources, revenue back into the program. and so that is the financial mechanism by which we can get a city wide energy efficiency that is new, not just existing programs set up. and so this is very viable and it is not just efficiency, it is the whole, you know the whole nine yards of this thing, it is the same sort of way as long as you get enough customer buy-in and as to the labor council meeting is what we had it was the first one that we had and we don't know if it is going to get to the food chain yet. but hopefully by two weeks from now we can get enough communication going that you will realize that it is okay to go forward with this. >> thanks. >> thank you, mr. brooks. >> you just love... >> yes, i do. >> thank you very much. i just wanted to...
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>> you represent 6,000 members? >> yes, i do, i am here representing 6,000 san francisco club members and member more supporters in addition to that. i just wanted to remind the president torres of the comment that you made this morning in the lafco meeting that he wanted to wait on passing the not-to-exceed rates so that we can have a few more weeks of conversation with labor and if we can't come to the agreement. >> then, well, we want to have a very healthy discussion and hope that we can all come to a place where we work forward together and i am glad to see that the advocates and the staff are pushing for ward at this point for the same goal. but i would love to see the advocates for the program of labor do the same and i just want to remind you that you wanted to have a couple weeks to have a discussion. >> i am reminded of what i said. i know what i said. >> i want to put it in the public record. >> i just did when i said it. >> if we can't come to an agreement we will move forward with with the not exceed rates
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that is what i will hold you to. >> come back i want to make sure that you understand where my position is. >> i would like some clarification. >> number one, i am in favor of this program. number two, i want to see it happen. number three, i want to participate. but i am also sensitive to the needs of labor and i believe that their voices should be heard before we move forward, if they can't come up with a compromise and an agreement, we are schedule to have a vote on the project. >> great. >> great, to hear it. thank you, so much. >> i thought that you heard it earlier. >> you have a question? >> i will reserve, thank you. >> all right. >> on this item. >> we should have some... here, when i said (inaudible) and i was referring to one entity. not the staff. okay? let me make that very clear.
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they come here and say, they represent all of san francisco, i don't know what that means. i know that i have been involved in this matter since 1998. i know that i was involved with cac matters, since the year 2001. what i heard from the labor 1, labor representative addressing the chair was that it is high time that when you make statements we respect. if you make statements where you want to like shove things down people's throat you will never get anywhere. so as much as some people is paying, because that commissioners, or because, you know, they have some connections with the politics,
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that that allows them to speak for all of san francisco and the world, that is sadly mistaken. we know some things about climate change and we don't want our carbon footprint to increase, but by increasing it, but as i told you this morning, but by building all of this concrete buildings, they are not addressing the same landfills so they are just looking at it from our own perspective and crying, wolf wolf wolf. and so my thing is, we need the labor's union at the table as equals thank you very much. >> all right. >> good afternoon, commissioners, i am peter with (inaudible) for green energy. and it is a group that we are trying to bring in (inaudible) digester into the city to convert it to renewable energy and compost and so we look up to san francisco and your
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efforts here. and i just wanted to mention that our city, a few months ago, we decided to go, carbon neutral on electricity and we just signed off on three solar contracts that were surprisingly cheap. and i think that it just like a quarter of a cent bump in our electricity which is lower than pg&e, i come here and talk about water but i get to hear about what is happening with energy issues and i think that it is exciting and i know that there are challenges but i appreciate all of the work that you are putting into it. >> thank you for your work and effort. >> any further comments on this motion? >> all right. all of those in favor, signify by saying aye? >> aye. >> no. >> four ayes and one no. all right the motion carries. >> i believe that we don't need a private session? correct? >> no closed session required today. >> all right. >> so will move forward to any
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other new business? >> and a motion to adjourn? >> so moved. >> seconded. >> all of those in favor, signify by saying aye. >> aye. >> opposed? >> thank you. >> thank you. >>
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>> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since 1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come.
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he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that we wouldn't exist if it weren't for all three of those components who really support each other. and that's kind of what we work towards every day. >> valley creamery was opened in 2006. the two pastry chefs who started it, chris hoover and walker who is sam's wife, supplied all the pastries and bakeries for the market. they found a space on the block to do that and the ice cream kind of came as an afterthought. they realized the desire for ice cream and we now have lines around the corner. so, that's been a huge success.
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in 2008, sam started 18 reasons, which is our community and event space where we do five events a week all around the idea of bringling people closer to where the food comes from and closer to each other in that process. >> 18 reasons was started almost four years ago as an educational arm of their work. and we would have dinners and a few classes and we understood there what momentum that people wanted this type of engagement and education in a way that allowed for a more in-depth conversation. we grew and now we offer -- i think we had nine, we have a series where adults learned home cooking and we did a teacher training workshop where san francisco unified public school teachers came and learned to use cooking for the core standards. we range all over the place. we really want everyone to feel like they can be included in
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the conversation. a lot of organizations i think which say we're going to teach cooking or we're going to teach gardening, or we're going to get in the policy side of the food from conversation. we say all of that is connected and we want to provide a place that feels really community oriented where you can be interested in multiple of those things or one of those things and have an entree point to meet people. we want to build community and we're using food as a means to that end. >> we have a wonderful organization to be involved with obviously coming from buy right where really everyone is treated very much like family. coming into 18 reasons which even more community focused is such a treat. we have these events in the evening and we really try and bring people together. people come in in groups, meet friends that they didn't even know they had before. our whole set up is focused on communal table. you can sit across from someone and start a conversation. we're excited about that. >> i never worked in catering
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or food service before. it's been really fun learning about where things are coming from, where things are served from. >> it is getting really popular. she's a wonderful teacher and i think it is a perfect match for us. it is not about home cooking. it's really about how to facilitate your ease in the kitchen so you can just cook. >> i have always loved eating food. for me, i love that it brings me into contact with so many wonderful people. ultimately all of my work that i do intersects at the place where food and community is. classes or cooking dinner for someone or writing about food. it always come down to empowering people and giving them a wonderful experience. empower their want to be around people and all the values and reasons the commitment, community and places, we're offering a whole spectrum of offerings and other really wide
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range of places to show that good food is not only for wealthy people and they are super committed to accessibility and to giving people a glimpse of the beauty that really is available to all of us that sometimes we forget in our day to day running around. >> we have such a philosophical mission around bringing people together around food. it's so natural for me to come here. >> we want them to walk away feeling like they have the tools to make change in their lives. whether that change is voting on an issue in a way that they will really confident about, or that change is how to understand why it is important to support our small farmers. each class has a different purpose, but what we hope is that when people leave here they understand how to achieve that goal and feel that they have the resources necessary to do that.
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>> are you inspired? maybe you want to learn how to have a patch in your backyard or cook better with fresh ingredients . or grab a quick bite with organic goodies. find out more about 18 reasons by going to 18 and learn about buy right market and creamery by going to buy right and don't forget to check out our blog for more info on many of our episodes at sf quick until next time, may the fork be with you. ♪ ♪ >> so chocolaty. mm. ♪ >> oh, this is awesome. oh, sorry. i thought we were done rolling. ♪ ♪
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